Karishma Jain, Sandy Kwok, Leo Martinez-Hurtado and Dr Laura Rowe, all from Prof Chris Lowe's Healthcare Biotechnology research group, performed in a Science Festival fringe event on Sunday, 27 March 2011, at Newnham College, Cambridge.
The performance is called 'So you think you can dance Science!' and will try to explain some scientific facts through dancing.
The idea stems from a competition called Dance your PhD sponsored by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science magazine, in which CEB students participated. Unfortunately the group didn't make it to the final stages.
Nevertheless, the project grew bigger here in Cambridge and those students formed a Crossdisiplinary company that tries to convey science to the general public through art in all its forms (dance, graphics, music, etc.).
The company, founded by CEB students Karishma Jain, Sandy Kwok and Leo Martinez-Hurtado held its first event on Sunday as part of the Science Festival. The two performances were well attended and enjoyed by the audience. The students were joined by professional dancers.
The final piece was completely based on a research project in this department, in the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research.